Evaluating green stink bug damage in edamame soybean
In 2012, lumite cages (6ft x 6ft x 6ft) were placed over edamame soybeans to contain stink bugs at densities of 0, 1, 3 and 6 stinkbug nymphs per cage for 7 and 14 days. In 2013 a similar trial was conducted using green stink bug adults at densities of 0, 2, 6 or 12 per cage and left to feed for 7 days. Yields were taken from one row in each cage and evidence of feeding was confirmed by staining and counting salivary sheaths on 50 pods per cage using Bowling’s method.
Between insect densities there were no differences in yield or pod injury though there were noticeable trends.
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